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Suspect in custody after firing shots toward officers during disturbance Saturday morning

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-19 15:55:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After nearly four hours, a standoff in the 3500 block of East 51st Street came to a close around 12:30 p.m. Saturday when police took a suspect into custody.

Around 8:30 a.m., Kansas City, Missouri, police officers were called to the area on a disturbance.

Upon arrival, police say a male suspect fired shots at the officers inside the apartment. No officers were struck in the incident.

As this was occurring, two others were inside the apartment. While one was able to escape, the other remained inside with the suspect.

Police then called a standoff and sent tactical squads and negotiators to the scene.

The suspect fired additional shots after the standoff was called.

In working to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution, tactical officers were able to enter the residence around 12:30 p.m.

The suspect was taken into custody and the other person inside is safe.

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas commented on Twitter he was "proud" the situation was solved with no injuries, saying KCPD did "very good work."

This incident remains under investigation.